Painting supplies are essential tools for artists and DIY enthusiasts alike. There are various types of paint available, each with its unique characteristics and applications. At Oxlades you will find a wide range of paint supplies for students and professional artists including acrylic paint, paint mediums, gouache, watercolour, spray painting and oil paint for sale. We also offer fabric paints, face paints, glass paints and all painting accessories you need for your next projects such as easels and paint brushes.
If you're a beginner artist just starting out with painting, here is a list of essential supplies you will need:
Paint: Choose a set of acrylic paints in a range of colors, or purchase individual tubes of paint in the colors you prefer.
Brushes: A variety of brushes, including round, flat, and angled brushes, will be useful for different techniques and styles.
Canvas or Painting Surface: A canvas or painting surface is a necessary support for your paint. Canvases are available in a range of sizes and can be stretched or pre-primed, while paper or boards can also be used as a painting surface.
Palette: A palette or plastic plate is used to mix your paints on, you can use a disposable palette paper or a reusable palette made of plastic or metal.
Water Container: You'll need a container of water to clean your brushes, dilute your paints, and rinse your palette.
Easel: An easel is not strictly necessary, but it can be useful for holding your canvas or painting surface at a comfortable working height and angle.
Thinner: A thinner such as water or a medium designed for use with acrylic paints can help you adjust the consistency of your paint for different effects.
Paint thinner or cleaner: A paint thinner or cleaner is essential for cleaning up after you finish painting.
Other optional supplies: Other optional supplies you may consider include a palette knife, masking tape, rags, and a spray fixative.
Acrylic paint is one of the most popular and widely used paints among artists today. There are several reasons why this paint has become so prevalent among artists.
It is a versatile medium that can be used for a variety of styles, techniques, and effects, from traditional fine art to modern abstract expressionism.
It dries quickly and it’s water-soluble – unlike oils, acrylics can be thinned and cleaned up with water, making them more convenient and easier to use.
It is durable, has excellent adhesion to a variety of surfaces and are often less expensive than other options, making them accessible to a wider range of artists, from hobbyists to professionals.
On top of that, this paint is also non-toxic, making it a safer option for artists, especially for those who work with young children or in schools.